Rockford Art Museum (RAM) will be open 10 AM–5 PM on Thursday, July 4. The museum will return to regular Thursday hours next week (10 AM–7 PM). The current feature exhibition is Chance Encounter: Julie Heffernan and Shelly Mosman (on view June 8–September 29 at RAM). RAM is also a Blue Star Museum this summer, offering active-duty servicemembers and up to five family members free museum admission from Armed Forces Day (May 18) through Labor Day (September 2).
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families each summer. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
Learn more about Blue Star Museums at arts.gov. Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums.
About Rockford Art Museum: Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through art collection, exhibitions and education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org. Follow RAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @rockfordart #rockfordartmuseum.org.